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It has been a pleasure to see the two good friends and rivals Andy Chilton (BMS Scorpa) and Ross Danby (TRRS UK) fight for the 2021 ACU Trial 2

British Championsh­ip, whilst the young talent of Jack Dance (John Shirt Mcs GASGAS) had been kept in the shadows until the final round. After round six, Chilton held the lead over Danby, but Ross came straight back at him with two round wins in Wales. It was a case of the winner takes all in the final shootout in Derbyshire where Chilton’s riding looked strong and confident, while Ross never looked comfortabl­e all day. A ‘Red Hot’ Chilton emerged as the champion, congratula­ted by Danby in a show of true sportsmans­hip; this fight will probably continue in 2022!


It was always going to be a tough one to call. Both Andy Chilton and Ross Danby knew they would have to be at their very best to win this much sought-after championsh­ip. ‘Chilli’ held the upper hand after the opening lap as Ross had a good lap score spoiled by two stops. With Chilton on 11 and Danby on 17, Ross knew he needed a really good second lap to pull the title back towards him. As Jack Dance came into contention to win, Ross had two five-mark penalties towards the close of the lap, and he knew that the championsh­ip was lost, barring a disaster for Chilton. As Jack Dance demolished the opposition with a final lap score of just a single mark on section seven, both Andy and Ross were still challengin­g one another. Ross proved his point with a lap score of four, one better than Andy, who was delighted with his championsh­ip win. As Dance won with Chilton second, young Oliver Smith and the older experience­d Alexz Wigg had their own fight for the final podium position, with Oliver getting the verdict on the tie-breaker decision.

 ?? ?? Andy Chilton (BMS Scorpa)
Andy Chilton (BMS Scorpa)
 ?? ?? Ross Danby (TRRS UK)
Ross Danby (TRRS UK)

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